Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Bingo Volunteer

URGENT NEED!  Jackpot City Bingo in Sarnia is a supporter of the VON.  Each month we provide volunteers to serve the patrons at one or two Bingos.  We are currently in need of two volunteers to represent VON by serving at these Bingos.  Training will be provided.  All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.

Volunteer Visitor

It’s been a lonely couple of years for many people but especially our senior population.  It’s finally time to start visiting again!  Would you be willing to visit a lonely and isolated senior on a weekly basis?  Right now you can only visit them in their home but as restrictions lesson you can take them out to help with errands, go for a drive, or have a cuppa joe.  Our clients have lived productive lives but now find themselves alone and staring at the walls, unable to get out without a friend.  They have much to offer someone who takes time to listen!  All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.

Telephone Visitor

We provide telephone visits to individuals who are waiting for a volunteer visitor to come to their home weekly.  Volunteers simply call to have a chat and keep in touch.  Calls may vary from 5-30 minutes depending on the individuals and situation.  Telephone visitors call at least twice a month but if the client is lonely they may call as often as twice a week.  Volunteers may choose to have from one to six clients on their call list and call the same people each month to establish  a relationship.  All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.

HELP Program

HELP is a program that serves our older patients (70+) who are at risk of experiencing a delirium (sudden onset of confusion) and functional decline while in hospital.

With direction from the Elder Life Specialist, volunteers provide patients with engaging activities and ensure that patients are comfortable and oriented to their surroundings. As a HELP volunteer, you will assist with providing patients with four interventions activities.

  1. Daily Visitor and Orientation – provide daily orientation with newspapers, cards from family and friends and orienting conversations.
  2. Therapeutic Activities – crossword puzzles, word searches, word puzzles, Montessori activities, reminiscing activities and games.
  3. Active Range of Motion Exercise – active range of motion exercises to keep them physically active (as directed by a physiotherapist).
  4.  Meal Assistance – help fill out menu choices, open packaging, set-up of the meal tray, provide feeding assistance, companionship and encouragement during mealtime.

HELP volunteers are required to participate in HELP volunteer training which includes:

  • review of self-directed HELP e-learning modules and the HELP training manual
  • an in-class practical skills session
  • peer mentoring shifts with the Elder Life Specialist or a veteran HELP volunteer.

After completing the training, volunteers are assigned one 3-4 hour shift per week.

 

 

Program Volunteers

Rebound is looking for volunteers who are 18+ to assist with our 10-week programs. If you are an adult with a big heart who would enjoy working with youth during our evening programs, this is the opportunity for you.

Program volunteers work with youth ages 8 – 17 one night a week for 10 weeks. These volunteers spend 2.5 – 3 hours per week with youth and provide a supportive atmosphere that allows youth to open up and honestly examine their lives and actions. Program volunteers work directly with the youth and are responsible for engaging youth, encouraging them to participate, and help them with goal setting.

Program volunteers must attend an orientation, provide 2 references, a vulnerable sector police clearance and attend two observation sessions in order to fully participate as a volunteer. Please check out our wide range of programs at www.reboundonline.com to see what we have to offer the youth in our community.

Charitable Gaming Volunteer

A person willing to attend Jackpot City as a volunteer on behalf of Community Living Sarnia-Lambton.

Shifts are approximately 2 hours each, two per month.

Kitchen Volunteer Opportunity – St. Joseph’s Hospice

Kitchen Volunteer Opportunity 

We are looking for Kitchen Volunteers for our Residence at St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Do you enjoy preparing meals and snacks and want to share your time, skills and experience to a great cause?

Come Join our Team! In this role, you will provide support to the Kitchen Coordinator and assist with meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner for our Residents.

Volunteer Role Information & Requirements: 

-Attend Volunteer Interview & Orientation

-Food Handlers Certificate (must be willing to become certified).

-Proof of Vulnerable Sector Check

-Proof of COVID Vaccination (2 doses)

-Role Specific Training

-Volunteer Shift Opportunities are Monday – Sunday 8:30am to 12:30pm or 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Bingo Volunteer

Come join our team! We are currently seeking volunteers to represent Pathways at Jackpot City Gaming Bingo!

Not much time? No worries! As a group we are required to have two volunteers twice per month. With a pool of volunteers this amounts to one shift for 2 hours per month.
Already a Bingo volunteer for another community organization? You can volunteer for up to 3 charities so feel free to add Pathways to your list of charities!

Special Events Volunteers

Come join our team!  We are currently seeking volunteers for our special events scheduled as follows

Upcoming events

  • Cruise in the Park – Sun Jun 26
  • Hot August Nights – Thurs Aug 4
  • Sarnia Sting Golf Tournament – late Aug/early Sept (TBD)
  • Secret Santa – late Nov
  • More events coming soon

Caregiver Respite Visitor

Whether caring for a loved one who has dementia or another medical condition, caregivers often hesitate or simply cannot leave their loved ones alone.  Our respite visitors visit the home once a week to provide a couple of hours of respite so the caregiver can freely get out to do whatever will re-energize them!  Volunteers do not provide medical care but are watchful eyes and ears to summon help if needed.  Depending on the health status of the client they may stay in and visit, play cards, go for a walk, do some shopping, have coffee or even take a trip to the bridge!  All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.